Polar Regions: Arctic Adaptations and Global Impacts

Lesson Plan Overview: 

This lesson uses the habitat of the Beaufort Sea and other Arctic communities as examples of Ocean Literacy Principles #5 and #6. Students will learn about the adaptive capabilities of animals and people living in these environments. Students will look at recent climate changes, study the effects of global warming on polar regions such as the Beaufort Sea area, and ultimately understand the interconnectedness of life in these regions with life around the world.

Subjects: 
Life Science
Grades: 
6-8